Dr. Muhammad Nasir
Associate Professor, IRCBM
Area of Interest: Synthesis of Metal Oxide, Sensors and Biosensors, Optical Sensing using nanomaterials, Multiferroic and Mesoporous Nanomaterials for Catalysis, Photocatalysis, Drug Delivery, and Clean Energy Applications.
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (828)

Dr. Muhammad Nasir did his PhD from School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), Shanghai, China.

His research interests are primarily focused on Applied Chemistry, Sensors and Biosensors, Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterial, Multiferroic Nanoparticles, Drug Delivery, Photocatalysis, Metal-Organic Frameworks and Biomedical Materials.

Currently he is working on the

  • Working on the Biomimetic properties of nanoparticles for Biosensors applications.

  • Optical Sensors and Biosensors using nanomaterials.
  • Synthesis of different metal oxides nanoparticles for their use in the efficient killing of the cancer cells, antibacterial surfaces and dental applications under UV and visible light irradiation.

  • Synthesis of multiferroic nanoparticles for their different biomedical applications.

  • Developing different types of catalytic materials for organic synthesis.

  • Synthesis of nanocomposites for the degradation of dyes and organic compounds.

  • Study of angiogenic potential of nanomaterials for skin tissue regenration. 
  • Design and Synthesis of Novel Materials for Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution from water splitting

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications


Journal Papers:
1. Mariam Sabar, Umay Amara, Sara Riaz, Akhtar Hayat, Muhammad Nasir, Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2021), "Fabrication of MoS2 enwrapped carbon cloth as electrochemical probe for non-enzymatic detection of dopamine", Materials Letters, pp: 131233, DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2021.131233, Impact Factor: 3.423    (External URL)
2. Jungang Zhang, Qiaohong Zhu, Yunfei Ma, Lingzhi Wang, Muhammad Nasir, Jinlong Zhang (2021), "Photo-generated charges escape from P+ center through the chemical bridges between P-doped g-C3N4 and RuxP nanoparticles to enhance the photocatalytic hydrogen evolution", Catalysis Today, pp: 223-229, Vol: 380, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2020.12.037, Impact Factor: 6.766    (External URL)
3. Sundas Jamil, Muhammad Nasir, Yaqeen Ali, Sohail Nadeem, Sidra Rashid, Muhammad Yaqoob Javed, Akhtar Hayat (2021), "Cr2O3–TiO2-Modified Filter Paper-Based Portable Nanosensors for Optical and Colorimetric Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide", ACS omega, pp: 23368–23377, Vol: 6, Issue: 36, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c03119, Impact Factor: 3.512    (External URL)
4. Umay Amara, Sara Riaz, Khalid Mahmood, Naeem Akhtar, Muhammad Nasir, Akhtar Hayat, Muhammad Khalid, Muhammad Yaqub, Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2021), "Copper oxide integrated perylene diimide self-assembled graphitic pencil for robust non-enzymatic dopamine detection", RSC Advances, pp: 25084-25095, Vol: 11, DOI: 10.1039/D1RA03908C, Impact Factor: 3.361    (External URL)
5. Sehrish Bilal, M Mudassir Hassan, Muhammad Fayyaz ur Rehman, Muhammad Nasir, Amtul Jamil Sami, Akhtar Hayat (2021), "An insect acetylcholinesterase biosensor utilizing WO3/g-C3N4 nanocomposite modified pencil graphite electrode for phosmet detection in stored grains", Food Chemistry, pp: 128894, Vol: 346, DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.128894, Impact Factor: 7.514    (External URL)
6. Sidra Rashid, Zoya Zaman, Muhammad Nasir, Asrar Ahmed, Silvana Andreescu, Maham Liaqat, Akhtar Hayat (2021), "Nanoceria surface: the most sensitive redox-triggered one step nano-amplifier for fluorescence signal of ochratoxin A", Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry, pp: 1-11, DOI: 10.1007/s40097-021-00413-w, Impact Factor: 6.391    (External URL)
7. Umay Amara, Muhammad Taqi Mehran, Bilal Sarfaraz, Khalid Mahmood, Akhtar Hayat, Muhammad Nasir, Sara Riaz, Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2021), "Perylene diimide/MXene-modified graphitic pencil electrode-based electrochemical sensor for dopamine detection", Microchimica Acta, pp: 230, Vol: 188, DOI: 10.1007/s00604-021-04884-0, Impact Factor: 5.833    (External URL)
8. Umay Amara, Khalid Mahmood, Sara Riaz, Muhammad Nasir, Akhtar Hayat, Muhammad Hanif, Muhammad Yaqub, Dongxue Han, Li Niu, Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2021), "Self-Assembled Perylene-tetracarboxylic acid/Multi-walled carbon nanotube Adducts Based Modification of Screen-Printed Interface for Efficient Enzyme Immobilization Towards Glucose Biosensing", Microchemical Journal, pp: 106109, Vol: 165, DOI: 10.1016/j.microc.2021.106109, Impact Factor: 4.821    (External URL)
9. Aftab Ahmed, Akhtar Hayat, Peter John, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Muhammad Nasir* (2021), "Coral-shaped tin oxide incorporated graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets as peroxidase mimic for sensitive colorimetric and fluorescence quenching based detection of hydrogen peroxide", Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry, pp: 675–691, Vol: 11, DOI: 10.1007/s40097-021-00392-y, Impact Factor: 6.391    (External URL)
10. Aftab Ahmed, Akhtar Hayat, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Peter John, Muhammad Nasir* (2021), "Fluorescence quenching mediated detection of hydrogen peroxide using tungsten incorporated graphitic carbon nitride nanoflakes", RSC Advances, pp: 7479-7491, Vol: 11, DOI: 10.1039/D0RA10463A, Impact Factor: 3.361    (External URL)
11. Hamad Khalid, Haffsah Iqbal, Rabia Zeeshan, Muhammad Nasir, Faiza Sharif, Muhammad Akram, Masooma Irfan, Farooq Azam Khan, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Ather Farooq Khan (2021), "Silk fibroin/collagen 3D scaffolds loaded with TiO2 nanoparticles for skin tissue regeneration", Polymer Bulletin, pp: 7199–7218, Vol: 78, DOI: 10.1007/s00289-020-03475-y, Impact Factor: 2.870    (External URL)
12. Zoya Zaman, Sidra Rashid, Muhammad Nasir, Maham Liaqat, Asrar Ahmed, Shakir Ahmad Shahid, Akhtar Hayat (2021), "Tailoring the surface coordination of nitrogen doped nano titania to design-A specific fluorescence signal amplification probe for ochratoxin A detection", Materials Chemistry and Physics, pp: 123843, Vol: 258, DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2020.123843, Impact Factor: 4.094    (External URL)
13. Iqra Liaqat, Naseer Iqbal, Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Nasir, Akhtar Hayat, Dong Xue Han, Li Niu, Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2020), "Co3O4 nanocubes decorated single-walled carbon nanotubes for efficient electrochemical non-enzymatic glucose sensing", SN Applied Sciences, pp: 1756, Vol: 2, DOI: 10.1007/s42452-020-03531-2    (External URL)
14. Lemeyonouin Aliou Guillaume Pohan, Ollo Kambiré, Muhammad Nasir, Lassiné Ouattara (2020), "Photocatalytic and Antimicrobial Properties of [AgTiO2]:[Clay] Nanocomposite Prepared with Clay Different Ratios", Modern Research in Catalysis, pp: 47, Vol: 9, Issue: 4, DOI: 10.4236/mrc.2020.94004     (External URL)
15. Qiaohong Zhu, Zehong Xu, Qiuying Yi, Muhammad Nasir, Mingyang Xing, Bocheng Qiu, Jinlong Zhang (2020), "Prolonged electron lifetime in sulfur vacancy-rich ZnCdS nanocages by interstitial phosphorus doping for photocatalytic water reduction", Materials Chemistry Frontiers, pp: 3234-3239, Vol: 4, Issue: 11, DOI: 10.1039/D0QM00464B, Impact Factor: 6.482    (External URL)
16. Aftab Ahmed, Akhtar Hayat, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Peter John, Muhammad Nasir (2020), "Construction of sponge-like graphitic carbon nitride and silver oxide nanocomposite probe for highly sensitive and selective turn-off fluorometric detection of hydrogen peroxide", Journal of colloid and interface science, pp: 230-241, Vol: 558, Impact Factor: 6.361    (External URL)
17. Qiaohong Zhu, Bocheng Qiu, Mengmeng Du, Jiahui Ji, Muhammad Nasir, Mingyang Xing, Jinlong Zhang (2020), "Dopant-Induced Edge and Basal Plane Catalytic Sites on Ultrathin C3N4 Nanosheets for Photocatalytic Water Reduction", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, pp: 7497–7502, Vol: 8, Issue: 19, Impact Factor: 6.97    (External URL)
18. Ayesha Saleem Siddiqui, Akhtar Hayat, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Nasir (2020), "Effect of sulfur doping on graphene oxide towards amplified fluorescence quenching based ultrasensitive detection of hydrogen peroxide", Applied Surface Science, pp: 144695, Vol: 509, Impact Factor: 5.155    (External URL)
19. Jungang Zhang, Qiaohong Zhu, Lingzhi Wang, Muhammad Nasir, So-Hye Cho, Jinlong Zhang (2020), "g-C3N4/CoAl-LDH 2D/2D hybrid heterojunction for boosting photocatalytic hydrogen evolution", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, pp: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.05.171, Impact Factor: 4.939    (External URL)
20. Aftab Ahmed, Akhtar Hayat, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Peter John, Muhammad Nasir (2020), "Graphitic carbon nitride for efficient fluorometric quenching bioassay of hydrogen peroxide: Effect of structure on Properties", Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, pp: 112731, Vol: 400, Impact Factor: 3.306    (External URL)
21. Ayesha Saleem Siddiqui, Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmad, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Akhtar Hayat, Muhammad Nasir (2020), "Nitrogen-doped graphene oxide as a catalyst for the oxidation of Rhodamine B by hydrogen peroxide: application to a sensitive fluorometric assay for hydrogen peroxide", Microchimica Acta, pp: 47, Vol: 187, Issue: 1, Impact Factor: 5.479    (External URL)
22. Muhammad Asim Akhtar, Razia Batool, Akhtar Hayat, Dongxue Han, Sara Riaz, Shifa Ullah Khan, Muhammad Nasir, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Li Niu (2019), "Functionalized Graphene Oxide Bridging between Enzyme and Au-Sputtered Screen-Printed Interface for Glucose Detection", ACS Applied Nano Materials, pp: 1589-1596, Vol: 2, Issue: 3    (External URL)
23. Aftab Ahmed, Peter John, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Akhtar Hayat, Muhammad Nasir (2019), "Zinc-Doped Mesoporous Graphitic Carbon Nitride for Colorimetric Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide", ACS Applied Nano Materials, pp: 5156-5168, Vol: 2, Issue: 8    (External URL)
24. Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Marjan Majdinasab, Usman Latif, Muhammad Nasir, Gultekin Gokce, Muhammad Waqas Anwar, Akhtar Hayat (2018), "Development of a disposable electrochemical sensor for detection of cholesterol using differential pulse voltammetry", Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, pp: 398-405, Vol: 159, Impact Factor: 2.831   
25. Faiza Zarif, Sajid Rauf, Muhammad Zahid Qureshi, Noor Samad Shah, Akhtar Hayat, Nawshad Muhammad, Abdur Rahim, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Muhammad Nasir (2018), "Ionic liquid coated iron nanoparticles are promising peroxidase mimics for optical determination of H2O2", Microchimica Acta, pp: 1-9, Vol: 185, Issue: 6, Impact Factor: 5.705   
26. Amina Rhouati, Muhammad Nasir, Jean-Louis Marty, Akhtar Hayat (2018), "Photoinduced discharge of electrons stored in a TiO2-MWCNT composite to an analyte: application to the fluorometric determination of hydrogen peroxide, glucose and aflatoxin B1", Microchimica Acta, pp: 1-9, Vol: 185, Issue: 26, Impact Factor: 5.705   
27. Qiaoying Li, Shunzhou Chang, Di Wu, Shenyuan Bao, Cuiyun Zeng, Muhammad Nasir, Baozhu Tian, Jinlong Zhang (2018), "Synthesis of cubic Ag@ AgCl and Ag@ AgBr plasmonic photocatalysts and comparison of their photocatalytic activity for degradation of methyl orange and 2, 4-dichlorophenol", Research on Chemical Intermediates, pp: 4651–4661, Vol: 44, Impact Factor: 1.674   
28. Samreen Ahtzaz, Muhammad Nasir, Lubna Shahzadi, Walija Amir, Aneeq Anjum, Rida Arshad, Farasat Iqbal, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Muhammad Yar, Ihtesham ur Rehman (2017), "A study of the effect of zinc oxide and zinc peroxide nanoparticles to enhance angiogenesis-pro-angiogenic grafts for tissue regeneration applications", Material & Design, pp: 409-418, Vol: 132, Impact Factor: 4.525    (External URL)
29. Muhammad Nasir, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Usman Latif, Mustansara Yaqub, Akhtar Hayat, Abdur Rahim (2017), "An overview on enzyme-mimicking nanomaterials for use in electrochemical and optical assays", Microchimica Acta, pp: 323–342, Vol: 184, Issue: 2, Standard: 1436-5073 , Impact Factor: 5.705    (External URL)
30. Muhammad Nasir, Sajid Rauf, Nawshad Muhammad, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Muhammad Hamza Malik, Shakir Ahmad Shahid, Akhtar Hayat (2017), "Biomimetic nitrogen doped titania nanoparticles as a colorimetric platform for hydrogen peroxide detection", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, pp: 1147–1157, Vol: 505, Impact Factor: 5.091    (External URL)
31. Muhammad Asim Akhtar, Sara Riaz, Akhtar Hayat, Muhammad Nasir, Nawshad Muhammad, Abdur Rahim, Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2017), "Poly (ethylene oxide) tethered trans-porphyrin: Synthesis, self-assembly with fullerene (C60) and DNA binding studies", Journal of Molecular Liquids, pp: 235–239, Vol: 225, Standard: 0167-7322, Impact Factor: 4.513    (External URL)
32. Usman Farooq, Muhammad Danish, Shuguang Lu, Muhammmad Naqvi, Xiaogang Gu, Xiaro Fu, Xiang Zhang, Muhammad Nasir (2017), "Synthesis of nZVI@reduced graphene oxide: an efficient catalyst for degradation of 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCA) in percarbonate system", Research on Chemical Intermediates, pp: 3219–3236, Vol: 43, Issue: 5, Impact Factor: 1.674    (External URL)
33. Akhtar Hayat, Amina Rhouati, Rupesh K. Mishra, Gustavo A. Alonso, Muhammad Nasir, Georges Istamboulie & Jean Louis Marty (2016), "An electrochemical sensor based on TiO2/activated carbon nanocomposite modified screen printed electrode and its performance for phenolic compounds detection in water samples", International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Standard: 1029-0397, Impact Factor: 1.372  Abstract  (External URL)
34. Muhammad Danish, Xiaogang Gu, Shuguang Lu, Minhui Xu, Xiang Zhang, Xiaori Fu, Yunfei Xue, Zhouwei Miao, Muhammad Naqvi, Muhammad Nasir (2016), "Role of reactive oxygen species and effect of solution matrix in trichloroethylene degradation from aqueous solution by zeolite-supported nano iron as percarbonate activator", Research on Chemical Intermediates, pp: 6959–6973, Vol: 42, Issue: 9, Standard: 1568-5675, Impact Factor: 1.674    (External URL)
35. Muhammad Nasir, Juying Lei, Waheed Iqbal, Jinlong Zhang (2016), "Study of synergistic effect of Sc and C co-doping on the enhancement of visible light photo-catalytic activity of TiO2", Applied Surface Science, pp: 446-454, Vol: 364, Standard: 0169-4332, Impact Factor: 4.439  Abstract  (External URL)
36. Muhammad Nasir, Jinlong Zhang, Feng Chen, Baozhu Tian (2015), "Detailed study of Ce and C codoping on the visible light response of titanium dioxide", Research on Chemical Intermediates, pp: 1607-1624, Vol: 41, Issue: 3, Standard: 0922-6168, Impact Factor: 1.674  Abstract  (External URL)
37. Sara Riaz, Muhammad Nasir, Jibran Iqbal, Mian Hasnain Nawaz (2015), "Polystyrenic porphyrins as catalysts for alkane oxidation", Research on Chemical Intermediates, pp: 6283-6287, Vol: 41, Issue: 9, Standard: 568-5675, Impact Factor: 1.674  Abstract  (External URL)
38. Muhammad Nasir, Segomotso Bagwasi, Yanchao Jiao, Feng Chen, Baozhu Tian, Jinlong Zhang (2014), "Characterization and activity of the Ce and N co–doped TiO2 prepared through hydrothermal method", Chemical Engineering Journal, pp: 388-397, Vol: 236, Standard: 1385-8947, Impact Factor: 6.735  Abstract  (External URL)
39. Mingyang Xing, Wenzhang Fang, Muhammad Nasir, Yunfei Ma, Jinlong Zhang, Masakazu Anpo (2013), "Self-doped Ti3+ -enhanced TiO2 nanoparticles with a high-performance photocatalysis", Journal of Catalysis, pp: 236–243, Vol: 297, Standard: 0021-9517, Impact Factor: 6.759  Abstract  (External URL)
40. Muhammad Nasir, Zhenhao Xi, Mingyang Xing, Jinlong Zhang, Feng Chen, Baozhu Tian, Segomotso Bagwasi (2013), "Study of Synergistic Effect of Ce- and S-Codoping on the Enhancement of Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, pp: 9520-9528, Vol: 117, Issue: 18, Standard: 1932-7447, Impact Factor: 4.484  Abstract  (External URL)
41. Segomotso Bagwasi, Baozhu Tian, Jinlong Zhang, Muhammad Nasir (2013), "Synthesis, characterization and application of bismuth and boron Co-doped TiO 2: A visible light active photocatalyst", Chemical Engineering Journal, pp: 108-118, Vol: 217, Standard: 1385-8947, Impact Factor: 6.735  Abstract  (External URL)
42. Segomotso Bagwasi, Yuxiao Niu, Muhammad Nasir, Baozhu Tian, Jinlong Zhang (2013), "The study of visible light active bismuth modified nitrogen doped titanium dioxide photocatlysts: Role of bismuth", Applied Surface Science, pp: 139–147, Vol: 264, Standard: 0169-4332, Impact Factor: 4.439  Abstract  (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. Muhammad Nasir (2019) "Role of Nnaomaterials in Recent Advances in Chemical Science", 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences   
2. Muhammad Nasir (2018) "Biomimetic nanoparticles as a colorimetric platform for hydrogen peroxide detection, ", International Conference on Modern Trends in Chemistry and Energy Technologies   
3. Muhammad Nasir (2018) "Nanomaterials and Photocatalysis prospects for Renewable Energy Production", International Symposium on Advanced Energy Materials: Production to Storage   
4. Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Sajid Rauf, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Abdur Rahim, Muhammad Nasir, Usman Latif, Mustansara Yaqub and Akhtar Hayat (2016) "Formation of carbon nanotubes thin films on carbon interface for aptasensing of cancer biomarker, ", 5th International Symposium on Biomedical Materials   
5. Muhammad Asim Akhtar, Akhtar Hayat, Muhammad Nasir, Abdur Rahim, Mustansara Yaqub, Usman Latif, Mian Hasnain Nawaz* (2016) "Functionalized Graphene oxide-Polypyrrole-Chitosan modified screen printed electrodes for hydrogen peroxide detection", 5th International Symposium on Biomedical Materials   
6. Qadeer Akbar Sial, Ayesha Anjum, Akhtar Hayat, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Bushra Iqbal, Muhammad Nasir, (2016) "Synthesis of freeze dried nitrogen doped titania and its photocatalytic antibacterial activity", 5th International Symposium on Biomedical Materials   
7. Muhammad Nasir (2015) "Study of Synergistic Effect of Sc and C Co-Doping on the Enhancement of Visible Light Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2", International Conference on Healthcare, Applied Science and Technology, Las Vegas, USA.   


East China University of Science and Technology, P.R. China
Sep 2010 to Jul 2013
Govt. College University Lahore, Pakistan
Sep 2005 to Jul 2007

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